The summit programme runs 26-27 August 2020. Below is an overview to help you plan ahead. Further details about the programme and speakers will be published here soon. Session times may be subject to change.

Ahead of the summit we will also be running presenter briefings, orientation sessions for virtual participants and networking sessions.

Times (BST)Summit Day 1 (Wednesday)
09.00Welcome to the Summer Summit
10.00Summit networking
11.00Learning Technology in times of Crisis, Care and Complexity – the Strategic view
Keynote Panel discussion

Chaired by Professor Helen O’Sullivan

12.00Parallel Session 1: Copyright and online learning in a time of crisis
Jane Secker, Chris Morrison
Parallel Session 2: Focus on collaboration

From shoe experts to active collaboration: Building active reading into a Foundation Degree programme at the University of Sussex – Wendy Garnham and Matt East

The Role of Learning Technology in Supporting Education Through Crisis – John Traxler and Matt Smith

Session sponsor:
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13.00Parallel Session 3: Focus on Open Education
For the Common Good – Responding to the global pandemic with OER – Lorna Campbell Research methods in open education: insights from the Global OER Graduate Network – Robert Farrow and Martin Weller et al.
Parallel Session 4: Focus on Assessment
Assessment and digital competences: building capacity with academic staff – Rob Lowney and Suzanne StoneCrowd sourcing Technology Enhanced Assessment – Suzanne StoneSession sponsor:
15.00Angela SainiQ&A with Angela Saini
Award-winning science journalist, author and broadcaster, Angela Saini, will join the summit for a Q&A session chaired by ALT’s chief executive Maren Deepwell.
16.00Parallel Session 5: Focus on Virtual Labs

details to follow

Parallel Session 6: Focus on Accessibility

What we can learn from user experience design to make learning technology more inclusive – Dominik Lukes

17.00GO-GNGO-GN ‘Crisis & Care’ GASTA
Building on the recent success of #GastaGoesGlobal, this special ‘Crisis & Care’ Gasta session features doctoral researchers from the Global OER Graduate Network (GO-GN) and will be chaired in the best #altc GASTA tradition by Dr Tom Farrelly, Institute of Technology, Tralee (ITT).
18.00Social programme #altc


Times (BST)Summit Day 2 (Thursday)
09.00Welcome to the Summer Summit
10.00Summit networking
11.00Charlotte WebbKeynote: Charlotte Webb
Chaired by ALT Annual Conference Co-Chair, Matt Lingard
Dr Charlotte Webb is co-founder of Feminist Internet, a non-profit organisation aiming to make the internet more equal by combining art and design, feminism and technology.
12.00Parallel Session 7: Focus on learner well being and care
Learner interventions supported by data: Ethics and efficacy – Tom Pieroni and Lucinda BromfieldUniversity students’ experiences: How their virtual learning environment impacts on their mental well being – Katie Rakow
Parallel Session 8: Focus on virtual campus/VLE

Moving academic advising online: enabling student aspiration and reflection – David Biggins and Andrew Kitchenham et al.

Pandemic pedagogy: social presence in the viral learning environment – Leo Havemann

13.00Parallel Session 9: Focus on leadership and strategy 

Have I Got TEL For You… – Julie Voce

After the Quake: Towards Fully Blended Universities – Dominic Pates

Parallel Session 10: Focus on students

Defining a digital future for teaching, learning and assessment: What do our students want? – Richard Walker and Nathan Page

Hybrid delivery of academic writing workshops: Responding to evolving student demographic and complexity in engagement patterns. – Louise Green and Katherine Koulle et al.

Session Sponsor:

15.00Keynote: Crisis and Care

Dr. Bonnie Stewart, Assistant Professor of Online Pedagogy and Workplace Learning , University of Windsor and Dave Cormier, Office of Open Learning, University of Windsor will join forces for a special keynote conversation at the Summer Summit.

Facilitated by OER20 Chair Mia Zamora, this session will explore the themes of digital pedagogy through crisis and care.

16.00Parallel Session 11: Focus on care and reflective practice
Making sense of 2020; reflective pedagogies in digital spaces – Sarah CopelandInstitutional compassion: a co-design approach to developing digital wellbeing – Debbie Holley and David Biggins et al.
Parallel Session 12: Crisis and beyond
Responding to complexity: exploring the concept of the “Digital Educator” during Covid-19 – Claire McAvinia, Pauline Rooney et al.Establishing a ‘Social Learning Space’ during lockdown, and beyond. – Tim Fransen
17.00Policy and Future – Panel discussion
18.00Close of Summit & virtual goodbyes